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FASMVXLLS, PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY, MAY X, 1947
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No New Candidates fi
Enter Races In Final
Week To Post
More Than 125 Now Nam JUdei
To Registration Books; Satvrdajr
Is Last Chanco For Now
Voters To Register
Names of two candidates for
mayor and seven for membership on
the Board of Commissioners will ap
pear on ballots which Fmrmville vot
ers will cast in the biennial election
next Tuesday. Passing of the filing
deadline brought out no new office
seekers. Candidates for mayor are
the incumbent, James W. Joyner, and
George W. Davis, a former mayor.
Contestants in the commissioners'
race are W. Alex Allen, W. C. Woot
en, John M. Stansill, Curtis H. Flan
agan, Walter B. Jones, C. L. Ivey and
R. O. Lang, Jr. The first four are
seeking re-election. Mr. Jones was
in the race two years ago, and miss
ed his seat on the boari^ by one vote.
Interest in the election has in
creased noticeably during recent days
and is evidenced by the number of
new names which have been added
to registration books. John D. Dixon,
registrar, reports that approximately
125 voters have registered. It is re
quired that voters be residents of
the State for one year, four months
of which must have been spent in the
town. Mr. Dixon will have-the books
open again tomorrow at his office in
the old bank building. This will be
the last chance for new voters to get
their names on the eligible list.
Polls will be open from 6:30 "fues
day morning until 6:30 in the even
ing. Hours for voting are set by law.
The town hall has been designated as
the polling place.
Comtnittees To Carry
Out Building Plans
The session of Fmrmville Presby
terian Church has appointed four
committees to supervise the expan
sion program, which includes the
construction of a new church, recent
ly voted by the congregation. The
.committees are? _
Location?C. F. Baucom, chair
man; J. C. Corbett, F. G. Dupree,
Emerson Smith, G. B. Smith and
Mrs. J. M. Hobgood.
Finance?John B. Lewis, chair
man, W. D. Morton, J. H. Paylor,
Robert Pierce and Mrs. Cherry Eas
Building?Paul K. Ewell, chair
man, John C. Parker, Bernice Tur
nage, Mrs. J. M. Newborn and Mrs.
W. H. Moore.
Grounds ? Miss Nancy Lewis,
chairman, Mrs. George Beckman,'
Mis. W. Leslie Smith, Joe M. Flake
and J. T. Nolan.
It is emphasized .that the coopera
tion of all members is essential if the
expansion program is to be success
ful and is to be accomplished as
soon as members desire.
Street Paving Will
Begin Next Week If
Started laat Hammer, |j?street im
provement program advances into its
final stages neat weak when, weath
permitting, the contractors will b
gin pouring asphalt Tentative plans
call for the work to begin at Jon
street and proceed in the order ip
which the surfaces wen worked and
| project has dragged on
I the cont
their schedule. |
In recent weeks, the work has been
- MAYNARD G. THORNK
Newly Elected President of Farm
ville Chamber of Commerce and
At The Kiwanis dab
An appalling picture of the crime
wave which hovers like a storm cloud
over every hamlet in the United
States was given the Kiwanis club
Monday night by W. H. Gibson, an
agent of the Federal Bureau of In
vestigation, who appeared on the
program as the guest of Louis Allen.
Mr. Gibson peeled off a roll of sta
tistics to corroborate his statement
that the country is passing through
a series of crimes the like of which
has never been seen before. The
army of criminals numbers 7,000,000;
one out of every 23 people has been
convicted of an offense. Fifty-one
per cent of the crimes are committed
by boys and girls under 21 years of
age. People are being murdered at
the rate of 30 a day, major criminal
assaults are taking place at the rate
of 33 daily. The arrests of young
girls, those 18 and under, for prosti
tution .and public drunkenness has
increase^ 860 per cent in the five
year period ending with 1946.
To combat this crime wave,, the
F. B. I. has three major undertak
ings. It offers its identification
division, which contains fingerprints
and data an 106,000,000 people, to lo
cal law enforcement departments. Its
modem laboratory is at the disposal
of departments as an aid in tracking
down criminals. A police school has
been established at Quantico, Va., for
the purpose of training officers in
the ways of crime detection.
Mr. Gibson then pointed out that
the real cure for the wave is the
prevention of crime. He listed the
home, schools and churches as the
moot effective media for l
educating boys and girls that
does not pay. He added,
divorce j ^
sanctity of the
10 years, two
America have hem
In North Cam
time, one in |
Alex Allan premnted to
of BoHce L. T. Loom is as
of Ftamville not to
trash or prfcage. of any kind
*1 now in the process of eon
The practice is bad enough
but is especially bad at
eanse it will delay the
program and the paving
which is expected to get under
lext week. v ?
Farmville citizens have always co
operated in such matters and Chief
Lucas is confident that they will
not fail to do so now.
| Officers Installed At A nana] Ban
quet Featuring: Address By R.
B. House, Chancellor Of
U. N. C.
Maynard Thome of the Farmville
Furniture Company last Friday night
was Installed as president of the
Chamber of Commerce at the annual
I banquet which featured an address
by Robert B. House, chancellor of the
University of North Carolina, who
[urged his listeners to make Farm
"111? a distinctive town through
| love, thought 'and action.
Installed with Mr .Thome were the
following new directors, elected by
members in a post card poll directed
[by Sam D. Bundy, secretary: John
Parker, Ernest Petteway, Dr. Chas.
E. Fitzgerald, Arch Flanagan, Ber
nice Turnage, Lords Williams, Billy
Smith and Bill Rollins. Mr. Williams
[was elected vice president. These,
with the outgoing president, Louis
Allen, will direct affairs of thwbusi
nes organization for the coming fis
Allen presided over the dinner, at
teded by more than 160 members and
out-of-town guests, and paid tribute
to several dtisens whose work with
the Chamber of Commerce in pre
ceding years had been outstanding.
Dr. John M. Mewbora, president
lof the Rotary club and chairman of
I the town's planning board, as well as
I being an alumnus of the University
lof North Carolina, introduced Dr.
I House, more affectionately known to
I students and former students at the
| "Hill" as "Dean Bob."
As is his custom, Dr. House pre
h harp. Most 6t the
ayed were popular a
Dr. House good
his contempt at
faihue to rec
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lrial asked for the title of one tune.
for a sue
Town Election In
Warmer and Warmei
Young Men Put 0at Ticket, Com
1 pooed Chiefly Of Veteraas, In
Oppaaitioa To Preeent Officers;
100% Registration Reported
Walstonburg's town election
" the ear-marks of a ~
or a general election, ?
t" has it become. >
veterans' ticket, backed by
; men who axent especially op
to the present administration
who just want a crack at run
I things and to arouse interest in
town affairs, has been placed in
i field. Emphasis has been put On
ting voters to register and word
been received that the registra
on is 100 per cent complete, which
a healthy sign in any dmnicipali
or voting precinct. Walstonburg
? 105 dtixens eligible to partici
i in the election.
enry Wheeler is the incumbent
ing re-election as mayor. Mr.
eler is opposed by Henry Bunch,
veterans' candidate and a veter
i of World War I. Jesse Gay, who
Iformerly served as mayor, is opposed
[for his preeent office of treasurer
James Shackleford, the veterans'
~*idate. W. E. Lang, Jr., is chair
of the present Board -of Com
ic ners. Other members are C.
McKeel, J. C. Gardner, Roland
?lds and E. L Jones. The opposi
tion ticket has only four candidates:
"n e Jones, Walter Speight,
1 Holloman and Harold Bailey,
ill of whom are World War II veter
? with the exception of Holloman,
youngest man on the ticket
Success Caps Drive
For Funds To Wage
Cancer Control War
Farmville and the* surrounding
ommunity again went over the top
raising $1105.38 in the drive for
to control cancer. The drive
Tuesday. George W. Davis,
tan, states that although the
of $1,000 has been reached, he
be glad to accept further dona
Active workers and the clubs they
epresented were: Mrs. J. T. Nolcn,
Mrs. Allen Darden, Mrs. Melton Al
len, Mrs. Allen Drake, Mrs. Prank
Allen, Mrs. Ashby Wlnstead, Junior
Woman's Club; Mrs. Claude Tyson,
American Legion Auxiliary; Mrs. A.
C." Monk and Mrs. B. O. Ti
Merry Matrons; lbs. W- M. .
Mrs. Robert Rouse, literary
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" E. Xee
A special gifts
sy ijMii, Williams was ,
J. Y. Monk, Jr., LeRoy Rollins, Alex
Allen and George Davis.
H. R. Sugg was in charge of th
colored citizens and collected $89. ^
"There is no such thing as a little
cancer, but we know that if a cancer
Is removed early enough the great
majority of patients will make a
complete recovery. " Realising the
truth of this statement, the com
munity raised more than its quota so
that education, service and research
could be carried on, to reduce the
number of one out of every eight
dying from this disease.
Collection box^e are still in the
itores so that those who have
contributed may do so.
Boyles Has Several |
Building Projects Here
Several new buildings, which will
kxpand Farm villa's opportunity for
its citizens and out-of-town
people, sne being constructed under
the supervision of the Boyles Con
struction Company of Wilson. J. D.
Boyle#, n charge of the company's
operations, is making improvems
to the Christian Church, construct
buildings for W. C. Wooten,
Farmville Furniture Company
A. C. Monk and Company.
Red Cross Refutes Ell
Criticism Of Work
In Texas Tragcdyl
W. W. Jefferson, manager of the
southeastern area, American Red
Cross, issued the following statement
concerning wogk of the Red Cross at
Texas City, scene of the disastrous
explosion two weeks ago. This state
ment followed criticism |Mp|e by
Mayor J. C. Trahan, regarding Red
Cross activities in the stricken city.
"Red Cross has been sheltering
2,000 people and feeding a /like num
ber. Operating necessary canteens to
feed rescue workers. Has recruited
between 500 and 800 nurses, most of
whom are volunteers?85 nurses are
now being paid by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is able to secure in
cooperation with the surgeon general
two leading specialists in the treat
ment of gas gangrene.
"Medical and hospital supplies
furnished as follows: Surgical In
struments and hospital supplies in
cluding scarce drugs and such items
as penicillin, streptomycin, gas gan
grene antitoxin, tetanus toxoid, big
quantities of dressing, whole blood
plasma, 100 cases of glucose, 1000
coramine ampules. Undertaking sup
plies have likewise been provided,
including embalming fluid in quanti
ties sufficient for several hundred
"Other supplies furnished include
hundreds of pairs of heavy gloves
for workmen, thousands of rubber
gloves to handle bodies. All neces
sary clothing purchased where it was
needed. Cash grants being made for
transportation in affected area where
needed. Thousands of welfare in
quiries being handled daily. The
American Red Cross has on disaster
scene 42 staff members under direc
tion of Maurice Reddy, one of the
most experienced disaster workers in
"Workers will continue to assist
local Red Cross leadership in meet
ing needs arising from explosion
beyond the emergency phase into
field of rehabilitation on a familj
I in true
It is the
FOUNTAIN TEACHER IS NEW
PRESIDENT OF COUNTY
Mrs. Herman Baker, principal
seventh grade teacher of the
tain school, was elected
the Pitt county unit,
. aft |
vile Rotary Club who
new duties at the start t_ .
cal year, July 1.
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Eason Service Ceig^p J
Entered But Lucas
Soon Nabs Prowler!
The eagle-eye of Police Chief L. T.
Lucas was chiefly responsible for tUe
early apprehension last Saturday
vorning of a young man who only
a few hours before had broken into
the Eason Brothers Service Cents*
on Wilson street
As he was coming to work, Mr,
Lucas noticed a suspicious-looking j
man, with a package under his arm,
walking on the Greenville highway.
After he arrived at bis office, Lynn
Eason called and stated that his
place had been broken into the night
before. Chief'Lucas put two i
together, called the .Greenville police I
department and asked that the^oang|
man be picked up as he entered
town. A short time later, titt <
ville policemen reported that
had the hitch-hiker.
The culprit who
have been a
used hi (
Donning their beet bib and
laid down the welcome mat for
tary Anna and guests who Joi
them in celebrating the club's Silver
The guests quickly fell into the
spirit of the occasion, as they hod
been requested to do by Toastmaster
Paul E. Jones in his address cf wel
come, and a genuinely good time was
enjoyed as the thoughts of si
were turned back 25 yean to
night the club was given its cha
and to the intervening period of fel
lowship and service.
Thirteen of the 18
hen were present. These were:
vin V. Horton, R. A. Joyner, Br. Paul
E. Jor.es, Alfred B. Moore, David E.
Oglesby, W. J. Rasberry, G. A.
Rouse, Walter G. Sheppard, T.
Turnage, G. R. Wheeler, J.
less and Dr. W. M. Willie,
deceased: Mack D. Horton,
Morgan and Jasper L. J|
The meeting was held in the
room in which the Rotarians
ved its Charter Nigfct, 26 yean <
Following the invocation by .Edwin
S. Coates and the welcoming ad
dress, G. R. Wheeler, the club's first
vice president, responded. Special
music was. rendered by Misses
Stanoffi and Rrt Cerbett, aflsr|
W. J. Rasberry recognized g
Toastmaster Jones presented as the
club's outstanding Rotarian, J. Irvin
Morgan, Jr., who, in turn, introduced
Dr. C. Sylvester Greene^ editor -of
the Durham Herald-Sun papers, aa a
very versatile person?he served aa
Baptist minister and